Online Health & Safety for Food Handlers Course

Health & Safety for Food Handlers Course
£30 +VAT

In order to make the workplace a danger-free environment where everyone’s wellbeing is ensured, a thorough understanding of various health and safety practices is essential.

This Health and Safety for Food Handlers course is designed to familiarise both employees and employers with the fundamental aspects surrounding health and safety in the workplace. The course includes information on the importance of health and safety, the relevant legislation, control measures, and the most common issues that you may encounter in a food premises. With this requisite knowledge, you will be fully prepared to recognise and manage all risks in your workplace effectively.

  • Developed by professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 5-6 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This Health and Safety for Food Handlers course is suitable for anyone whose role in a food premises requires an understanding of health and safety law, hazards in the workplace, and appropriate control measures. Those who have a responsibility to uphold health and safety in a food premises and those who wish to contribute to this process, as well as improve their understanding of good work practices, will meet legal requirements and benefit greatly from its content – both employers and employees alike.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

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The course is divided into 11 accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction to Health and Safety – why health and safety is important; the risks of injury and illnesses in the workplace, how often they occur, and the dangers faced as a result; and what factors can compromise health and safety in your food premises.
  • Health and Safety Law - what is health and safety, why health and safety is important, common causes of injury and illness in a food premises and how often they occur, the repercussions of illnesses and injuries and the factors that influence health and safety in a food premises.
  • Risk Assessments and Managing Health and Safety Pt. 1 – the health and Safety at Work etc Act, overview of health and safety regulations, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, employers duties, the health and safety law poster, employee duties, enforcing health and safety legislation, the powers of Enforcement Officers, notices and prosecution.
  • Risk Assessments and Managing Health and Safety Pt. 2 - who is responsible for carrying out risk assessments, why undertake a risk assessment, RIDDOR and reporting accidents, the importance of recording and reporting and accident books.
  • Welfare and First Aid - legislation, welfare provisions, the first aid kit, first-aiders and appointed persons.
  • Work Equipment – legislation, the risks posed by work equipment, examples of dangerous work equipment in a food premises, how to control the risks, selection and conformity, inspection, maintenance, training and competence, personal protective equipment and the do's and don'ts.
  • Hazardous Substances - examples of hazardous substances, sources of hazardous substances, COSHH, how to identify hazardous substances, chemical labelling, Material Safety Data Sheets, illnesses and injuries caused by hazardous substances, health surveillance, do's and don'ts and the Workplace Exposure Limit.
  • Manual Handling - examples of manual handling, who is most susceptible to manual handling incidents, illnesses and injuries caused by manual handling, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations, the task, individual, environment and load, controlling the risks posed by manual handling, correct techniques and practices and control measures.
  • Electricity, Fire, and Explosions - dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres, the fire triangle, injuries caused by electricity, statistics, legislation and employer's responsibilities, risk assessment, controlling the risks posed by electricity, dealing with an electric shock, preventing fires and explosions, fire extinguishers and fire safety.
  • Noise - measuring noise, examples of hazardous noise, the effects of noise, noise induced hearing loss, the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, employers' and employees' responsibilities, risk assessment and sound measuring equipment.
  • Stress and Violence - work-related stress, the Management Standards, causes and effects of stress, work-related violence, causes and effects of violence, statistics, legislation, employers' responsibilities and preventing stress and violence.
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Aims of the Health & Safety Training

By the end of this course, learners will have a thorough understanding of:

  • Topics relating to health and safety in the workplace - such as equipment, work activities, substances, and the environment.
  • The relevant health and safety regulations - for all topics covered - and employers'/employees' duties under them.
  • The relevant health and safety procedures and their importance, including risk assessments.
  • The potential hazards and risks associated with work activities and the workplace that could compromise health and safety.
  • The ill effects of working in a hazardous workplace, including potential illnesses, injuries, and harm to the business.
  • How to properly follow health and safety procedures, both preventive and corrective.
  • How to maintain appropriate control measures for ensuring everyone's wellbeing.


Once you have completed all of the online training material you will be able to take the online assessment. The assessment consists of 25 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked instantly so you will know whether you have passed as soon as you finish.

If you don’t pass the assessment you can review the course material and take the assessment again as many times as necessary at no extra charge.

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